ERIC Number: EJ354060
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Suicidal Behavior in Preadolescent Children: A Growing Concern.
Safran, Stephen P.; Lehman, Cynthia J.
B. C. Journal of Special Education, v11 n1 p17-22 1987
Preadolescent suicide appears to be increasing, although less than 1% of the attempts are successful. Several high risk factors of preadolescent suicide including depression, family pathology, and a child's cognitive concept of death have been identified. Educators should refer children who threaten or attempt suicide to mental health services. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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